7:00 a.m. to Sunset
San Buenaventura State Beach
This beach features swimming, surfing and picnicking. The beach has two miles of sandy beach, sand dunes, picnic sites, and a parking lot. The Jolly Oyster and Wheel Fun Rentals are located on-site, offering visitors food service and bike rentals. Bike trails connect other nearby beaches. The beach is the site for a number of special events, such as weddings, triathlons, and volleyball tournaments. The 1,700-foot pier has a snack bar, restaurant and bait shop.
Beach condition advisory: This past winter, storms and high waves eroded much of the sand on the beach at this park, exposing cobble rocks, particularly south of the pier. The beach area with the most sand is next to the main day-use parking lot.
Notice: For the latest Ocean Water Quality Advisory click here or call Ventura County's Environmental Health Hotline at (805) 662-6555.
The beach is in the city of Ventura. The entrance is on San Pedro Street off Highway 101.
Are you looking for a memorable wedding or event location with gorgeous ocean views?
Arrange for special events by emailing Tyson.Butzke@parks.ca.gov or call our office at (805) 585-1850. We also work closely with the film commission for your filming needs.
Interested in the Junior Lifeguard Program? Click here.
Services provided by the following concessionaires
The Jolly Oyster
Saturday 11 am-5 pm
Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Wheel Fun Rentals
Available Activities and Facilities at San Buenaventura State Beach
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available